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									Custom Made Laptop Holders
Laptop computers are available in a large range of makes, models and configurations. It is not
possible to have specific holders for each one, however in many cases a custom holder can be
made using measurements of the specific laptop to be mounted. The purchaser must provide
these measurements. A worksheet is available to help with this measurement step.

The Laptop Holder uses a cut-to-size polycarbonate plastic base plate attached to a Quick
Release Plate (QRP1). Custom-bent stainless steel clips at suitable locations around the case of
the laptop, and adhesive Velcro secure the computer. For this holder the purchaser must provide
accurate sizes for the length and width of the laptop and for the height of the case at the potential
clip locations.

The stainless steel clips are 1/2" to 1” wide and bent to overlap the edge of the computer case by
1/4" to 1/2", and fit firmly over the combined thickness of the base plate and computer case.
Each clip is fastened to inserts in the plastic base with two small screws. The clips can be readily
removed to take the laptop off the base plate (screwdriver required).

The laptop will be held most securely when there are four clips evenly spaced, this means there
should be a clip near each corner of the case or a clip in the middle of each side. When clips can
be placed on the front but not on the back the side clips should be placed close to the back. The
opposite applies when clips are at the back but not the front.

Kensington Lock Option
Most laptops have a socket or two for a security cable to be installed This socket is called a
Kensington Lock and is a small slot, often with a padlock picture adjacent; the laptop manual
should identify the location of any lock socket. Special clips can be made to secure laptop onto
the holder using the Kensington Lock socket.

If the Kensington Lock runs HORIZONTAL –           measure the distance from the surface on
which the laptop is resting to the CENTER of the socket.


If the Kensington Lock runs VERTICAL –       measure the distance from the surface on which
the laptop is resting to the BOTTOM of the socket.

Measurement Requirements for Custom made Laptop Holder

The numbers and letters show the position for the measurements that are required. Clips should
be located in position that will not obstruct ports, jacks or anything that needs to be accessible
when in use; they may be positioned over unused ports or partially over vents if necessary

Right and Left are defined from the perspective of the User facing the screen.




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BACK of the Laptop




1B
Measure the overall width of the laptop case to the outside curvature.

2Br
Measure the distance from the Right side of the laptop case to a location where a clip could be
placed.

2Bl
Measure the distance from the Left side of the laptop case to a location where a clip could be
placed.

3B
Measure the height from the surface on which the laptop is resting to the top of the laptop case.
DO NOT include the screen in this measurement; the measurement is of the laptop body only.

4B
Measure the distance a clip may overlap onto the top edge of the laptop without obstructing keys.

5B
Measure the gap between the screen and laptop body. The stainless steel clip is approximately
the thickness of a dime. If this gap is too small it will not be possible to overlap the back clip.

Kh                 Measure the height to the socket. Horizontal / Vertical (circle one)
Kensington Lock Option – if available provide measurements 2Br and 2Bl from sides of the laptop
to the location of the socket.
Kh-2Br
Kh-2Bl

 Measurement Requirements for Custom made Laptop Holder                                 Kensington Lock Option
 The numbers and letters show the position for the measurements that are                Most laptops have a socket or two for a security cable to be installed
 required. Clips should be located in position that will not obstruct ports, jacks or   This socket is called a Kensington Lock and is a small slot, often with a
 anything that needs to be accessible when in use; they may be positioned over          padlock picture adjacent; the laptop manual should identify the location
 unused ports or partially over vents if necessary. Right and Left are defined          of any lock socket. Special clips can be made to secure laptop onto the
 from the perspective of the User facing the screen.                                    holder using the Kensington Lock socket.

 The laptop will be held most securely when there are four clips evenly spaced,         If the Kensington Lock runs HORIZONTAL –            measure the distance
 this means there should be a clip near each corner of the case or a clip in the        from the surface on which the laptop is resting to the CENTER of the
 middle of each side. When clips can be placed on the front but not on the back
 the side clips should be placed close to the back. The opposite applies when           socket. If the Kensington Lock runs VERTICAL – measure the
 clips are at the back but not the front.                                               distance from the surface on which the laptop is resting to the BOTTOM
                                                                                        of the socket.




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FRONT of the Laptop
On the front of the laptop the best location for the clips is near each corner so they do not
interfere with keyboard access. One central clip may be used when two are not possible.




1F
Measure the overall width of the laptop case to the outside curvature.

2Fr
Measure the distance from the Right side of the laptop case to a location where a clip could be
placed.

2Fl
Measure the distance from the Left side of the laptop case to a location where a clip could be
placed.

3F
Measure the height from the surface on which the laptop is resting to the top of the laptop case.
DO NOT include the screen in this measurement; the measurement is of the laptop body only.

4F
Measure the distance a clip may overlap onto the top edge of the laptop without obstructing keys.

5F
Measure the gap between the screen and laptop body. The stainless steel clip is approximately
the thickness of a dime. If this gap is too small it will not be possible to overlap the front clip.
A supplied Velcro strap runs through slots in the plastic plate of the laptop holder. The purpose of
the strap is to secure the folded screen of the laptop when the front clips prevent the screen latch
from locking. Clips that overlap may not be needed on the front if there are clips on both the Right
and Left sides of the laptop located no more than 1/3 of the way from the front edge of the laptop.

When there will be no overlapping front clips it is recommended that a non-overlapping clip be
placed along the front to act as a stop to prevent the laptop sliding forward in the holder. This clip
will only need to come half way up the front. Measurements 5F and 4F will not be needed for a
stop clip, only1F, 2Fl, 2Fr, and 3F are required.

 Measurement Requirements for Custom made Laptop Holder
 The numbers and letters show the position for the measurements that are
 required. Clips should be located in position that will not obstruct ports, jacks or
 anything that needs to be accessible when in use; they may be positioned over
 unused ports or partially over vents if necessary. Right and Left are defined
 from the perspective of the User facing the screen.

 The laptop will be held most securely when there are four clips evenly spaced,
 this means there should be a clip near each corner of the case or a clip in the
 middle of each side. When clips can be placed on the front but not on the back
 the side clips should be placed close to the back. The opposite applies when
 clips are at the back but not the front.




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                                             MAKING TECHNOLOGY MORE ACCESSIBLE
RIGHT side of the Laptop

When clips can be placed at the front but not at the back the side clips should be
placed close to the back. When clips can be placed at the back of the laptop but
not the front the side clips should be placed near to the front.

1R
Measure the overall depth of the laptop front to back to the outside edge of any
curvature.

2Rf
Measure the distance from the Front of the laptop case to a location where a
clip could be placed.




2Rb
Measure the distance from the Back of the laptop case to a location where a clip could be placed.

3R
The height from the surface on which the laptop is resting the top of the laptop case;
DO NOT include the screen in this measurement, the measurement is of the laptop body only.

4R
Measure the distance a clip may overlap onto the top edge of the laptop without obstructing keys.

Kh             Horizontal / Vertical (circle one)
Kensington Lock Option – if available

Provide measurements 2Rb and 2Rf from the back and front of the laptop to the location of the
socket.
Kh-2Rf
Kh-2Rb

 Measurement Requirements for Custom made Laptop Holder                                 Kensington Lock Option
 The numbers and letters show the position for the measurements that are                Most laptops have a socket or two for a security cable to be installed
 required. Clips should be located in position that will not obstruct ports, jacks or   This socket is called a Kensington Lock and is a small slot, often with a
 anything that needs to be accessible when in use; they may be positioned over          padlock picture adjacent; the laptop manual should identify the location
 unused ports or partially over vents if necessary. Right and Left are defined          of any lock socket. Special clips can be made to secure laptop onto the
 from the perspective of the User facing the screen.                                    holder using the Kensington Lock socket.

 The laptop will be held most securely when there are four clips evenly spaced,         If the Kensington Lock runs HORIZONTAL –            measure the distance
 this means there should be a clip near each corner of the case or a clip in the        from the surface on which the laptop is resting to the CENTER of the
 middle of each side. When clips can be placed on the front but not on the back
 the side clips should be placed close to the back. The opposite applies when           socket. If the Kensington Lock runs VERTICAL – measure the
 clips are at the back but not the front.                                               distance from the surface on which the laptop is resting to the BOTTOM
                                                                                        of the socket.



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                                             MAKING TECHNOLOGY MORE ACCESSIBLE
LEFT side of the Laptop

1L
Measure the overall depth of the laptop front to back to the outside edge of any curvature.

              2Lf
               Measure the distance from the Front of the laptop case to a location where a clip could
               be placed.

                 2Lb
                  Measure the distance from the Back of the laptop case to a location where a clip could
                  be placed.

                    3L
                     The height from the surface on which the laptop is resting to the top of the laptop
                     case; DO NOT include the screen in this measurement, the measurement is of the
                      laptop body only.




4L
Measure the distance a clip may overlap onto the top edge of the laptop without obstructing keys.

Kh             Horizontal / Vertical (circle one)
Kensington Lock Option – if available

Provide measurements 2Lb and 2Lf from the back and front of the laptop to the location of the
socket.
Kh-2Lf
Kh-2Lb

 Measurement Requirements for Custom made Laptop Holder                                 Kensington Lock Option
 The numbers and letters show the position for the measurements that are                Most laptops have a socket or two for a security cable to be installed
 required. Clips should be located in position that will not obstruct ports, jacks or   This socket is called a Kensington Lock and is a small slot, often with a
 anything that needs to be accessible when in use; they may be positioned over          padlock picture adjacent; the laptop manual should identify the location
 unused ports or partially over vents if necessary. Right and Left are defined          of any lock socket. Special clips can be made to secure laptop onto the
 from the perspective of the User facing the screen.                                    holder using the Kensington Lock socket.

 The laptop will be held most securely when there are four clips evenly spaced,         If the Kensington Lock runs HORIZONTAL –            measure the distance
 this means there should be a clip near each corner of the case or a clip in the        from the surface on which the laptop is resting to the CENTER of the
 middle of each side. When clips can be placed on the front but not on the back
 the side clips should be placed close to the back. The opposite applies when           socket. If the Kensington Lock runs VERTICAL – measure the
 clips are at the back but not the front.                                               distance from the surface on which the laptop is resting to the BOTTOM
                                                                                        of the socket.




                                                 Daedalus Technologies, Inc.
                                             MAKING TECHNOLOGY MORE ACCESSIBLE

								
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